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True to what he can do

AUSTIN - What is the coolest thing you have ever seen your father do? For Jeremy Brackin, it was when he was seven or eight years old and he saw his father take a rubber stamp and put it on top of the concrete while it was still wet. It created a brick pattern and Brackin thought, “it was the coolest thing in the whole entire world as a kid.”...

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From stormy to clear

AUSTIN - The wet nature of the fall season makes it a busy time for storm water management services....

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Did someone say R&R?

AUSTIN - The team at R&R Ditching Service Inc has over 100 years of combined experience in the telecommunications construction industry. Their owner and president, Randy Moe, has persevered through the challenges in the industry to reach the success they have today....

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Bing

AUSTIN - He’s seen bobcats on a job site. “They came running right up to the fence that was near me. I was happy there was a fence there, but I don’t think that will stop a big cat,” said Richard Bingham, owner of R.E.R Austin. This was when Bingham was working a job in a residential area where there was a wooded area as well. “There are bobcats in Texas in many places that a lot of people don’t realize.”...

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Helping hands

AUSTIN - A friendly face awaits you at Safe Way Rental Equipment Company. They have been helping customers in Austin for over 60 years. The beloved Allen Rundell established the family owned Safe Way Rental in Jan. 1954. The Rundell family brought up their company as a family oriented one. Allen Rundell passed away in 2002, and his legacy is now lead by the owners/stepbrothers Dale Rundell and Terry Norris....

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Born to weld

AUSTIN - Just because one’s father does something, that doesn’t automatically mean his kids will follow suit. Aptitude and skill don’t necessarily transfer in a person’s DNA....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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